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topoSpecies index (n= 5 + 37 = 42) + 0 Gibraltar
GALLOANSERAE
 
Anser brachyrhynchus Branta bernila hrota Anas discors Aythya collaris
Branta ruficollis      

NEOAVES

Thalassarche melanophrys Aquila clanga Phalaropus tricolor Sylvia curruca
Pterodroma madeira/feae Aquila pomarina Stercorarius maccormickii Phylloscopus proregulus
Egretta gularis x garzetta Aquila nipalensis Larus fuscus fuscus Phylloscopus inornatus
Haliaeetus albicilla Falco biarmicus Larus smithsonianus Phylloscopus fuscatus
Gyps rueppellii Crex crex Larus cachinnans Phylloscopus collybita tristis
Circus macrourus Grus virgo Sterna cf elegans Ficedula parva
Buteo rufinus Calidris fuscicollis Sterna maxima Carpodacus erythrinus
Buteo lagopus Calidris melanotos Sterna bengalensis Calcarius lapponicus
  Limnodromus scolopaceus Saxicola maurus hemprichii Dolichonyx oryzivorus
  Tringa solitaria Oenanthe deserti  

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Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus (1)
(1) Asturias. There was a bird at La Calostra,Serantes, Tapia de Casariego, Asturias in 16.10 (Gilberto S.Jardón) comong from 25.9 and probably the same seen at A Rochela, Ribadeo, Lugo last month. See a photo below.

Ansbra

Photo: © Gilberto S. Jardón 16.10.2015

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Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis (1)
(1) A Coruña. On 31.10 a bird was found at Estuario del Anllóns, Ponteceso, A Coruña (José Luís Rabuñal). Later seen by more authors (Fernando Pereiras; José Luís Lorenzo ‘Colón’, Cosme Damián Romay). See a thumbnail here (Fernando Pereiras). The bird continued into November.

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Pale-belllied Brent Goose Branta bernicla hrota (1-2,3-8)
(1-2) Cantabria. There were two at Cicero, Santoña area, on 2.10 (Jesús García y Belén Hernando)

(3-8) Lugo. There were six at ria de Foz, coming from late September, on 3.10 (Javier Cantil). See a photo below.

Braberhro

Photo: © Javier Cantil 3.10.2015

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toponBlue-winged Teal Anas discors (1)
(1) La Palma. From 24-25.10.2015 a female bird was at Las Martelas ponds, la Palma, Canary Islands (Robert Burton). See photos in his blog here.

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Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris (1,2)
(1) Navarra. There was a drake on 1.10 at Las Cañas reservoir, Navarra (Gorka Gorospe, Jesús Ucha, Daniel Rodríguez, David Arranz)

(2) A Coruña On 22.10 a female was found at Laguna de A Frouxeira, Valdoviño, A Coruña (Manuel Xestoso, Cris Álvarez)

NEOAVES

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Black-browed Albatros Thalassarche melanophrys (1)
(1) Asturias. On 4.10 one bird was seen from Punta de la Vaca, Gozón, Asturias at 17:47 hours (Manuel Quintana).

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Fea's/Madeira's Petrel Pterodroma feae/madeira (1)
(1) Pontevedra. On 3.10 a bird was seen flying S at Cabo Silleiro, Pontevedra (Diego Rodríguez Vieites,David Rodríguez Sobreira, Xulio Valeiras).

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Presumed hybrid Western Reef x Little Egret Egretta gularis x garzetta (1,2,3)
(1) Málaga. On 16.10 a grey white-headed bird was seen and photographed at Guadalhorce river mouth, Málaga (Juan Ignacio Alvarez Gil). See a photo below.

Egrgargul

Photo: © Juan Ignacio Alvarez Gil 16.10.2015

n(2) Valencia. On On 9.10 a bird showing mixed characters was at La Foia ricefields, Sollana, l’Albufera de Valencia (Toni Alcocer @birdingalbufera.es). Same bird seen last month whith remained there on 27.10 (Bosco Dies @birdingalbufera.es).

(3) Valencia. On 30.10, another different individual was seen at El Malvinar, Sueca, Valencia (V.Llorens, Bosco Dies).

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White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla (1)
(1) Teruel. On 8.10 a 2nd/3cy was seen at Monreal del Campo, Teruel (Antonio Torrijo)

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Ruppell's Vulture Gyps rueppellii (1,2-3)
(1) Cádiz. On 10.10 a bird was seen at cueva del Moro, Bolonia, Cádiz (Nacho Castelao, Jus Pérez, José Portillo, Juan Sagardía, Miguel Rouco). See a thumbnail here (Juan Sagardia)

n(2-3) Cádiz. On 29.10 there were two different birds over El Cabrito, Tarifa, Cádiz (Javier Elorriaga). See a photo below and thumbnail here (Javier Elorriaga/Birding the Strait)

Gyprup

Photo: © Javier Elorriaga / Birding the Strait 27.10.2015

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Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus (1,2,3)
(1) Badajoz. On 9.10 a male was seen at Campanario, Badajoz (José Luís Pérez Chiscano, Juan Pablo Prieto)

(2) Cádiz. On 10.10 a 1w was seen over Cazalla, Tarifa, Cádiz (Andrés de la Cruz)

(3) Alicante. On 6.10 a 1w was seen at El Hondo, Alicante (Jacobo Ramos; Pablo Perales & Tomás García). See two photos below and thumbnails here (Tomás García).

Cirmac

Photo: © Tomás García 6.10.2015

Cirmac

Photo: © Tomás García 6.10.2015

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Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus (1)
(1) Sevilla. On 15.10 one was found at Ojuelos, Marchena, Sevilla , probably a returning bird (Pepe y Manolo Vega; Alberto Savijn, José Luís Anguita). See photos below and thumbnails here (J.L.Anguita). It was still there on 24.10 (Paco Chiclana; José Márquez, Diego Peinazo), see a thumbnail here too (Paco Chiclana).

Butruf

Photo: © José Luís Anguita 15.10.2015

Butruf

Photo: © José Luís Anguita 15.10.2015

Butruf

Photo: © José Luís Anguita 15.10.2015

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Rough-legged Buzzard Buteo lagopus (1)
(1) Girona. On 17.10 a presumed adult bird was reported at Estanys de Sils, Sils, Girona (Ricard Salvadiego; Pedro Plans @ornitho.cat)

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Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga (1)
(1) Cádiz. On 10.10 an adult was seen at La Janda central track, Cádiz, between Benalup and Facinas (Andy Paterson).

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Lesser Spotted Eagle Aquila pomarina (1,2,3,4,5)
(1) Cádiz. On 10.10 a 1w was seen from Cazalla, Tarifa, Cádiz (José Portillo, Zapata, Andrés de la Cruz, Miguel Rouco, Juan Sagardia, Nacho Castelao, Jus Pérez).

(2) Cádiz. On 10.10 too, an adult was seen from Algarrobo, Algeciras, Cádiz (Carlos Torralvo)

(3) Illes Balears On 12.10 a bird was seen and photographed from Cap Salinas, Mallorca (Lalo Ventoso, Pep Manchado, Adolfo Ferrero). See a thumbnail here

(4) Cádiz. On 21.10 a subadult was seen from Mirador del Estrecho, Tarifa, Cádiz (Yeray Seminario).

n(5) Cádiz. On 28.10 a bird was seen at Tarifa, Cádiz (Álex Justo). Not clear if it’s a new individual or one of the previously recorded.

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Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis (1) ESCAPE E LIST
(1) Tarragona. On 10.10 a 1w was caught exhausted at Mont-roig del Camp, Tarragona. The injured bird was ringed abd was brought to Torreferrussa recovery center (Màrius Domingo/Agents Rurals). With ring UOF/A/10.84F/240/14/003, it has been known that it's coming from Madrid, Spain (400 km distance, 260º). Not all large eagles are migrants! See a photo below and two thumbnails here.

Aqunip

Photo: © Màrius Domingo / CAR 10.10.2015

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Lanner Falco biarmicus (1)
(1) Cádiz. On 2.10 a bird was seen at La Janda, Cádiz (Trevor Hammond). See three photos below.

Falbia

Photo: © Trevor Hammond 2.10.2015

Falbia

Photo: © Trevor Hammond 2.10.2015

Falbia

Photo: © Trevor Hammond 2.10.2015

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Corncrake Crex crex (1)
(1) Navarra. On 3.10 a bird was seen at Loza, Navarra (Pedro Nun)

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Demoiselle Crane Grus virgo (1) ORIGIN UNKNOWN
(1) Cádiz. On 1.10 a bird was at Costa Ballena, Rota, Cádiz. Unringed, free flying. So far, origin unknown but no known collections nearby (José María Fernández Zapata et al). See a thumbnail here.

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topoWhite-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis (1)
(1) Gran Canaria. On 17.10 a juvenile was found and photographed at Salinas de Arinaga, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands (Xabier Remirez). See a photo below. On 24.10 the bird was still present at Salinas de Arinaga, Santa Lucia, Gran Canaria (Miguel Avelino Suarez, Francisco Guerra y Pepi Simba). See another photo below and a thumbnail here (Miguel Avelino Suárez).

Calfus

Photo: © Xavier Remirez 17.10.2015

Calfus

Photo: © Miguel Avelino Suárez 24.10.2015

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Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos (1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
(1) Murcia. The juvenile found on 30.9 at Mar Menor, Múrica, continued there on 1.10 (Richard Howard)
(2) Huesca. There was a juvenile bird on 4.10 at San Salvador, Huesca (Jesús Lavedán). Later seen by more authors.

(3) Barcelona. The juvenile found on 24.8 at Cal Tet marshes, Delta del Llobregat, Barcelona that had remained there all september was last seen on 5-6.10 (Ferran López).

(4) Araba/ Álava. On 5.10 a bird was found at Salburúa, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Araba (Serafín Alarcón)

topo(5) Lanzarote On 13.10 a juvenile was found and photographed at Salinas de Janubio, Lanzarote, Canary islands (F.Javier García Vargas). See a photo below and thumbnail here. Still there on 18.10 (F.Javier García Vargas).

Calmel

Photo: © Francisco Javier García Vargas 13.10.2015

(6) Valencia. There was a juvenile on 2.10 at tancat de l'Alfafarenc ricefields, Catarroja, Parc Natural de l'Albufera, Valencia (Bosco Dies)

(7) Valencia. On 8-9.10 a juvenile was seen at R.N. de La Ratlla, Silla, Parc natural de l'Albufera, València (Fco. Javier García i Bosco Dies).

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topoLong-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus (1)
(1) Tenerife . On 8.10 a juvenile was seen at El Médano, Tenerife (Francisco Cruz Alvarado). See a photo below. nOn 27.10, the bird was relocated at Las graveras, las Galletas, Tenerife ( Eduardo Garcia del Rey).

LImsco

Photo: © Francisco Cruz Alvarado 8.10.2015

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Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria (1)
(1) Málaga. A bird was found on 1.10 morning at Guadalhorce river mouth (John Hepworth). News were spread and in the afternoon Andy Paterson managed to see the bird too. A full description was written and key features were noted. It was not seen the following day nor photographed. If accepted would become the 3rd for Spain.

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Wilson's Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor (1)
(1) Murcia . On 5.10 a bird was seen at San Pedro del Pinatar saltpans, Murcia (Diego Zamora). See a photo below. The bird remained there the following day (Jana Marco, Anna Planella, Pablo Perales, Tomàs García) and on 9.10 too (Santy Carrasco, Joan Boronat). Still there on 12.10 (José Portillo, Jus Pérez)

Platri

Photo: © Diego Zamora 5.10.2015

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toponSOUTH-POLAR SKUA Stercorarius maccormickii (1) 4th FOR THE CANARIES AND SPAIN
(1) La Palma. On 25.10 a bird was seen between La Palma and Tenerife, Canary Islands (Agus Schiavi y Anna Sánchez Mora/Cetavist). See images in their facebook page here.

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nBaltic Gull Larus fuscus fuscus (1,2)
(1) Málaga On 25.10 a 2cy was seen and photographed at Málaga harbour, Málaga (Salvador García). See a photo below.

Larfusfus

Photo: © Salva García 25.10.2015

(2) Málaga. On 31.10 an adult was at Málaga harbour, Málaga (Salvador García). See photos below.

Larfusfus

Photo: © Salvador García 31.10.2015

Larfusfus

Photo: © Salvador García 31.10.2015

Larfusfus

Photo: © Salvador García 31.10.2015

Larfusfus

Photo: © Salvador García 31.10.2015

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nAmerican Herring Gull Larus smithsonianus (1)
(1) A Coruña On 31.10 the returning adult locally named 'Barrilete' reached once more Lires beach, A Coruña (Fernando Pereiras). See a thumbnail here.

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Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans (1,2)
(1) Asturias On 12.10 a 1w was seen and photographed c.25 km offshore N of Lastres, Asturias (Albert Cama). See two thumbnails here.

n(2) A Coruña On 26.10 a 1cy was seen at Matadoiro beach, Arteixo, A Coruña (Xabier Varela)

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Elegant type Tern Sterna cf elegans (1-2)
(1-2) Cádiz . On 19.10 two individuals were seen at Los Lances beach, Tarifa, Cádiz (Ed Hunter)

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Royal Tern Sterna maxima (1-2,3)
(1-2) Cádiz . On 12.10 two birds were seen from Tarifa island, Cádiz (Andrés de la Cruz, Juan Miguel González, Carlos Torralvo, Yeray Seminario). Relocated in the afternoon in Tarifa, Cádiz (Javier Elorriaga)

(3) Cádiz. On 15.10 another was seen from Tarifa island, Tarifa, Cádiz (Andrés de la Cruz, Álex Colorado)

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Lesser-crested Tern Sterna bengalensis (1,2-11,12-14,15-18,19-20)
(1) Cádiz . On 15.10 a bird was at Tarifa island, Tarifa, Cádiz (Carlos Torralvo, José Luís Garzón, Álex Colorado). See a photo below (Álex Colorado).

Steben

Photo: © Álex Colorado 15.10.2015

(2-11) Cádiz . On 19.10 there were at least ten birds at Los Lances, Tarifa,Cádiz (Ed Hunter). Six birds were also seen from Tarifa, but were possibly part of the above group (Álex Colorado, Carlos Torralvo, José Luís Garzón)

(12-14) Cádiz Three more birds were counted passing W from Tarifa island, Cádiz (Miguel González, Marta Peris, NIco Vandestre, Fernando Goytre, Alex Colorado et al)

(15-18) Cádiz On 21.10 four birds were counted from Tarifa island, Cádiz (Carlos Torralvo, Alex Colorado). Later in the day there were 5 individuals at los Lances beach, Tarifa, Cádiz (Yeray Seminario)

(19-20) Cádiz On 22.10 two more were seen from Tarifa island, Cádiz (José María Zapata, Carlos Torralvo, Álex Colorado).

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topoCASPIAN STONECHAT Saxicola maurus hemprichii (1) 2ND FOR SPAIN, 1st FOR CANARY ISLANDS
(1) La Graciosa. From 22-23.10 the 2nd for Spain and 1st for the Canaries was at La Graciosa, Lanzarote, Canary Islands. (Antonio Portales). See three photos below. Attempts to relocated the bird on 25.10 were unsuccessful.

Saxmauhem

Photo: © Antonio Portales 22.10.2015

Saxmauhem

Photo: © Antonio Portales 23.10.2015

Saxmauhem

Photo: © Antonio Portales 23.10.2015

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Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti (1)
(1) A Coruña. On 27.10 a bird was seen and photographed at Cariño, A Coruña (Ricardo Hevia). See photos below. Seen later by more authors when photographed too (Fernando Pereiras, see two thumbnails here). Still present on 29.10 (Ricardo Hevia).

Oendes

Photo: © Ricardo Hevia 27.10.2015

Oendes

Photo: © Ricardo Hevia 27.10.2015

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Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca (1,2,3,4)
(1) Illes Balears. On 2.10 a bird was seen and photographed at Cap de Formentor, Mallorca, Illes Balears (Maties Rebassa, Josep Manchado). See a photo below (Josep Manchado).

Sylcur

Photo: © Josep Manchado 2.10.2015

(2) A Coruña. On 5.10 a bird was seen at Porto de Bares, A Coruña (Antonio Martínez Pernas).Seen later too (Ricardo Hevia). 4th for Galicia. See a photo below (Antonio Martínez Pernas) and a thumbnail here.This bird presents characters of the SIBERIAN LESSER WHITETHROAT Sylvia curruca blythi which would be a 1ST FOR SPAIN. Martin Gottschling pointed out the bird being a probable Central Asian Lesser Whitethroat according to its brown crown and nape as well as white throat compared with tinged underparts, its short primary projection with narrow spaceing.

Sylcu

Photo: © Antonio Martínez Pernas 5.10.2015

(3) Illes Balears. From 22-25.10 one was at Cabrera island, Balearic islands (Maties Rebassa, Pep Manchado, Juan Sagardia, Nacho Castelao, Jus Pérez, José Portillo, Miguel Rouco)

ntopo(4) La Graciosa. On 29.10 a bird, either adult or 2cy, was photographed at La Graciosa, Canary Islands. See photos below (Juan Sagardia).

Sylcur

Photo: © Juan Sagardia 29.10.2015

Sylcur

Photo: © Juan Sagardia 29.10.2015

Sylcur

Photo: © Juan Sagardia 29.10.2015

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Pallas' Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus proregulus (1)
(1) Murcia. On 24.10 one was trapped and ringed at Isla Grosa, Murcia (Jose Antonio Barba, Francisco A. García, Juan Fernandez, Paula Machín). See three photos below (José Antonio Barba).

Phypro

Photo: © José Antonio Barba 24.10.2015

Phypro

Photo: © José Antonio Barba 24.10.2015

Phypro

Photo: © José Antonio Barba 24.10.2015

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Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus (1,2,3,4,5-6,7-8,9,10,11-12,13-14-15,16,17,18,19,20,
21,22,23,24,25,26,27-28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40,
41,42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49,50,51,52,53,54,55,56,57,58,59-60,
61,62,63,64, 65,66,67,68,69,70,71,72,73,74,75,76,77-78,79-80,
81,82,83,84,85-86,87-93,94,95,96,97

UNPRECEDENTED INVASION


(1) Lleida. On 1.10 a bird was ringed at Vall Fosca, Pallars Sobirà, Lleida (Pere Josa Anguera). See a photo below.

Phyino

Photo: © Pere Josa 1.10.2015

(2) Illes Balears. On 2.10 a bird was seen and photographed at Cap de Formentor, Mallorca, Illes Balears (Maties Rebassa, Josep Manchado). See a thumbnail here (Josep Manchado).

(3) Lleida. On 3.10 a bird was seen at Parc del Valira, Seo d'Urgell, Lleida (Quim Minoves)

(4) Asturias. On 2.10 a bird was seen at Cabo Peñas, Gozón, Asturias (Manuel Quintana Becerra y Jorge Valella Robledo)

(5-6) A Coruña. On 3.10, two birds were seen and photographed at Bares beach, A Coruña (Ricardo Hevia). See a photo below.

Phyino

Photo: © Ricardo Hevia 3.10.2015

(7-8) Pontevedra. On 3.10 two were seen at Chan de lagoa, Baiona, Pontevedra (Rafa & Tito Salvadores, Adolfo Lomeña)

(9) Tarragona. On 4.10 one was seen at Molí del Mig, Margalef, Tarragona (Juan Bernal).

(10) Girona. On 4.10 a bird was ringed at Amer, Girona (Grabi de Jesús, Eikel Delgado). See a thumbnail here.

(11-12) Girona. On 5.10 2 birds were seen at Basses de Santa Eugènia, Girona (Gerard Dalmau)

(13) Girona. On 5.10 a bird was at Yeguada Senillosa, Castelló d'Empúries, Girona (Fran Trabalón). See a thumbnail here.

(14-15) Valencia Also on 5.10 two individuals were seen at l'Albufera de València (Toni Alcocer, Nacho Dies, Miguel Chardí, Iván Ruiz i Guillermo García). See a photo of one of them below (Toni Alcocer)

Phyino

Photo: © Toni Alcocer 5.10.2015

(16) Girona. On 6.10 a bird was at Tordera river forest, near can Perxistor, S.Feliu Buixalleu, Girona (Arnau Tolrà @ ornitho.cat)

(17) Girona. On 6.10 a bird was seen at Els Àngels, Girona (Ponç Feliu)

(18) Barcelona. On 6.10 a bird was found at Parc del Liltoral, Sant Adrià de Besós, Barcelona (Joan Ferrer @ornitho.cat). On 8.10 and 9.10 it was still there (Quique Carballal)

(19) Girona. On 6.10 a non-ringed bird was at Amer, Girona (Grabi de Jesús)

(20) Huesca. On 7.10 one bird was seen at Barluenga, Huesca (Juan Carlos Albero)

(21) Gipuzkoa. On 7.10 a bird was seen at Txingudi, Plaiaundi, Irún Gipuzkoa (Itziar Gutiérrez)

(22) A Coruña. On 8.10 an individual reached Estaca de Bares reedbed, Mañón, A Coruña (Nick Whitehouse)

(23) Barcelona. On 8.10 a bird was found at Parc de les Heures, Barcelona (Jaume Campderròs)

(24) Barcelona. On 8.10 an individual was seen at Mogent river, Vilanova del Vallès, Barcelona (Charlie López, Dani Roca)

(25) Barcelona. On 8.10 a bird was found at Cal Tet, delta del Llobregat, Barcelona (Ferran López). See a photo below.

Phyino

Photo: © Ferran López 8.10.2015

(26) Tarragona. On 8.10 one was seen, not ringed, at Canal Vell, delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona (David Campbell)

(27-28) Tarragona. On 9.10 one, and on 10.10 two were seen at càmping de l’Arenal, Deltebre, Tarragona (Mariska Huub de Graaff)

(29) Barcelona. On 9.10 one was at Parc de l'Espanya Industrial, Barcelona (Quim Minoves)

(30) Barcelona. On 9.10 a bird was heard and seen at Montjuïc, Barcelona (Manolo García Tarrasón)

(31) Barcelona. On 9.10 one new bird was seen at La Catalana, Sant Adrià de Besòs, Barcelona (Joan Ferrer). This bird was still present on 17.10 (Joan Ferrer) and on 18.10 too (Quique Carballal, Ricard Busquets)

(32) Tarragona. On 9.10 a bird was at L'Ampolla, Tarragona (Manolo Sánchez-Blanch). On 10 it moved 50 meters to trees near railway, l’Ampolla, Tarragona (Àlex Ollé) and on 11.10 it remained there (Manolo Sánchez Blanch)

(33) Madrid On 9.10 a bird was found at Parque de la Cuña Verde, Latina, Madrid and remained until 11.10 (José Ramón Martín; Alfonso López López). See a thumbnail here. On 13.10 ot was still present at the Madrid - Río park, Madrid (Delfín González). See a photo below.

Phyino

Photo: © Delfín González 13.10.2015

(34) Barcelona. On 10.10 one was at El Remolar, Viladecans, Barcelona (Eio Ramón, Sergio Hoces) On 11.10 it remained tehre (Eio Ramón). See two photos below and thumbnails here.

Phyino

Photo: © Eio Ramón 11.10.2015

Phyino

Photo: © Eio Ramón 11.10.2015

(35) Girona. On 10.10 a bird was seen at Illa dels Salzes, Celrà, Girona (Enric Fàbregas @ornitho.cat)

(36) Cádiz. On 11.10 one was found at Montenmedio Golf, Vejer de la Frontera, Cádiz (Juan Sagardia et al)

(37) Valencia On 11.10 a bird was ringed at Picassent, València (Pedro Marín).See a thumbnail here.

(38) Tarragona. On 11.10 a new individual was at Gaià river, Pont d’Armentera, Tarragona (Jordi Vázquez).

(39) Illes Balears. On 5.10 one was seen at Cap Falcó, Parc Natural de Ses Salines, Eivissa (Rafel Mas, Alberto García i Oliver Martinez).

(40) Girona. On 9.10 one was at AP-7, Massanet de la Selva, Girona (Sergi Sales)

(41) Valencia. From 8-9.10 a bird was seen at La Devesa, Catarroja , Valencia (Bosco Dies; R.Fresneda, T.Alcocer @birdingalbufera.es)

(42) Barcelona. On 9.10 an individual was found at Barcelona zoo, Barcelona (Josep García)

(43) Girona. On 10.10 a bird reached Vall de Montjoi, Roses, Girona (Gerard Dalmau, David Ibáñez @ornitho.cat)

(44) Lleida. On 11.10 the 1st-ever seen at S Lleida county of Les Garrigues was at La Pobla de Cèrvoles, Lleida (Jaroa López @ornitho.cat). Further search on 10-11.10 a bit west at Juncosa de les Garrigues, Lleida in suitable habitat produced no results (Ricard Gutiérrez).

(45) Barcelona. On 11.10 one was seen at Parc de Diagonal Mar, Barcelona (Álex Mascarell @ornitho.cat)

(46) Tarragona. On 12.10 a bird was seen at Parc Samà, Cambrils, Tarragona (Xavier Riera, Joan Barrachina, Lídia Pérez)

(47) Girona. A further bird was found on 12.10 at Can Martinet, Sant Pere Pescador, Girona (Gerard Dalmau)

(48) Gipuzkoa. It is not clear if a new bird or the one seen previously in the area was on 13.10 at Txingudi, Irún Gipuzkoa (Itziar Gutiérrez)

(49) Barcelona. On 13.10 a bird was at Riu Mogent - Pla de Can Font, La Roca del Vallès, Barcelona (Javi Mendoza @ornitho.cat)

(50) Girona. Another was seen on 13.10 at Torroella de Montgrí, Girona (Gerard Dalmau @ornitho.cat)

(51) Pontevedra. On 13.10 one was seen at Vigo, Pontevedra (David Rodríguez Sobreira)

(52) Girona. On 13.10 a bird was photographed at Pals, Girona (Víctor & Joan Estrada). See photos below and thumbnails here. On 17.10 two birds were at Estany de Pals, Pals, Girona (Joan Estrada Jofra, Victor Estrada Devesa), perhaps one of those was this individual.

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Photo: © Víctor Estrada 13.10.2015

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Photo: © Víctor Estrada 13.10.2015

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Photo: © Víctor Estrada 13.10.2015

(53) Valencia. On 14.10 a new bird was seen at La Devesa, València (J.I. Dies, G. García, I. Ruiz @birdingalbufera.es)

topo(54) Fuerteventura. On 14.10 the first reaching the island for this season was seen at Gran Tarajal, Fuerteventura, Canary islands (Javier Orrit)

(55) Tarragona. On 14.10 one was found at Torre d'en Dolça, Vila-Seca, Tarragona (Xavier Riera). Still there on 16.10 (Xavier Riera).

(56) Pontevedra. On 15.10 a new bird was seen at Vigo, this time at Avenida Castelao, Vigo, Pontevedra, well far from the 1st bird seen in previous days (Rafa & Tito Salvadores). See a thumbnail here.

(57) Lleida. On 15.10 one was seen at Estany d'Ivars i Vila-Sana, Lleida (Sergi Sales)

(58) Illes Balears. On 15.10 a bird was seen at Camí dels Cavalls, Son Saura, Menorca, Illes Balears (Daniel Haywood et al)

(59-60) Valencia. Two birds altogether, and considered different from birds seen in previous weeks, were seen at R.N. del Racó de l'Olla, l’Albufera de València on 15.10 (I. Ruiz, J.I. Dies, G. García @birdingalbufera.es).

(61) Barcelona. On 16.10, one was at UAB gardens, Bellaterra, Barcelona (Guillem Rius, Nico Ordax, Claudio Bracho, David Ibañez i Quel Vilalta). Still present on 17.10 (Daniel Soria, Sara Soria @ornitho.cat)

(62) Valencia. On 16.10 one was ringed at Ribarroja del Turia, Valencia (Pedro Marín, Julián Martínez Puchades). See a photo below.

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Photo: © Julián Martínez Puchades 16.10.2015

(63) Illes Balears. On 16.10 one was seen at S’Albufera de Mallorca, Mallorca (Maties Rebassa @raresesornibalears)

(64) Girona. On 17.10 two birds were at Estany de Pals, Pals, Girona (Joan Estrada Jofra, Victor Estrada Devesa). Perhaps one was the individual seen on 13.10 (see above).

(65) Tarragona. On 17.10 a bird was heard and seen at Rambla Francesc Macià, Tarragona city (Bernat García, Núria Espluga). It was still there on 24-25.10 (Bernat García, Miquel Angel García)

(66) Valencia. A bird was ringed on 17.10 at Marjal de Rafalell i Vistabella, València (Toni Polo Aparisi i Azucena Idáñez Escosa). See a photo below (Toni Polo).

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Photo: © Toni Polo 17.10.2015

(67) Barcelona. On 17.10 one was at Tanatori de Sabadell, Barcelona (Manolo Sánchez-Blanch)

(68) Girona. On 17.10 one was at Girona city, Girona (Miguel Angel Fuentes @ornitho.cat).

(69) Alicante. On 18.10 one was found at Algar river, Alicante (Miguel Angel Andrés, Toni Zaragozí, Ana van der Hofstadt, Jana Marco). See a thumbnail here,

(70) Valladolid. On 6.10 one was present at El Pichón, Valladolid (Juan Sagardia)

(71) Valencia. On 18.10 a bird was seen at Tavernes de la Valldigna, Valencia (Luís Aleixos y Mateo Aleixos)

(72) Valencia. On 18.10 a bird was at Nàquera, Valencia (Víctor París, Javier Barona)

(73) Girona On 19.10 one was seen at Cámping Laguna, PN Aiguamolls de l'Empordà, Girona (Àlex Ollé)

(74) Valencia On 19.10 one was at C.R. de Fauna, La Devesa de l'Albufera, València (T. Pérez @birdingalbufera.es).

(75) Murcia On 19.10 a bird was trapped and ringed at Isla Grosa, Murcia (José Antonio Barba, Rubén Tarifa y Manuel Soto). See later by more observers (Angel Sallent, Juan Fernandez, Paula Machín y Maite Laso). See two photos below and a thumbnail here (José Antonio Barba).

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Photo: © José Antonio Barba 19.10.2015

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Photo: © José Antonio Barba 19.10.2015

topo(76) La Graciosa . On 20.10 a bird was seen at La Graciosa, Lanzarote, Canary Islands (Antonio Portales)

(77-78) Jaén Two were on 21.10 at Área recreativa del encinarejo, Andújar, Jaen (Javier Elorriaga / Birding the Straits). On 22.10 there were three, see below (José Márquez, Pilar Ortega)

(79-80) Valencia On 21.10 two were seen at R.N Tancat de La Pipa, Catarroja, València (P. Vera, T. Alcocer, J.L Terrasa @birdingalbufera.es). See a thumbnail here.

(81) Valencia On 21.10 a bird was at La Garrofera, Devesa de L'Albufera, València (A. Signoli @birdingalbufera.es).

(82) Murcia On 22.10 another bird was trapped and ringed at Isla Grosa, Murcia (Jose Antonio Barba, Paula Machín, Juan Fernandez, Jacinto Martinez, Francisco A. Garcia).See a thumbnail here.

(83) Sevilla On 22.10 a bird was seen at Parque Celestino Mutis, Sevilla (Alberto Savijn, José Luís Anguita). See a photo below (José Luís Anguita). Still present on 23.10 (Paco Chiclana), 24.10 (Diego Peinazo, José Márquez) and 25.10 (Paco Chiclana). nOn 27.10 it was still present when photographed and vídeo-taped (Antonio Garcia Ramos, Jorge Bellido y Alberto Plata), see below and two thumbnails here (Alberto Plata) https://youtu.be/OnAEXaUEd_E

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Photo: © José Luis Anguita 22.10.2015

 

Video: © Alberto Plata 27.10.2015

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Photo: © Alberto Plata 27.10.2015

(84) Jaén On 22.10 a 3rd bird joined the two found on 21.10 at Área recreativa del encinarejo, Andújar, Jaen (José Márquez, Pilar Ortega)

(85-86) Málaga On 23.10 a first bird was found at Desembocadura del Guadalhorce, Málaga (Mick Richardson), later seen with Andy Paterson. Once both authors altogether, another individual joins the 1st (Mick Richardson, Andy Paterson).

(87-93) Illes Balears. From 22-25.10 there were seven at Cabrera island, Balearic islands (Maties Rebassa, Pep Manchado, Juan Sagardia, Nacho Castelao, Jus Pérez, José Portillo, Miguel Rouco).

n(94) Girona. On 24.10 a bird was trapped and ringed at Vall de Montjoi, Roses, Girona (Vittorio Pedrocchi @ornitho.cat).

(95) Cádiz. On 26.10 one was seen at Tahivilla, Tarifa, Cádiz (J.A.Sarry, Javier Elorriaga, Fer Goytre, Yeray Seminario, Álex Colorado)

(96) A Coruña. On 28.10 one bird was seen and heard at Fene, A Coruña (Antonio Martínez Pernas).

(97) Valencia. On 29.10 one was seen at Xeraco, Valencia (Pau Lucio). See a thumbnail here.

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Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus (1)
(1) Girona. On 18.10 a bird was heard and seen at Mas Pinell, Pals, Girona (Xavier Idígora. Jaione Echarte)

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Siberian Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita tristis (1,2-3)
(1) Tarragona. On 20.10 a bird showing characters of the tristis form was trapped and ringed at Canal Vell, Delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona (Carles Tobella @ ornitho.cat)

(2-3) Illes Balears. From 22-25.10 two were at Cabrera island, Balearic islands (Maties Rebassa, Pep Manchado, Juan Sagardia, Nacho Castelao, Jus Pérez, José Portillo, Miguel Rouco).n See two photos below (Juan Sagardia)

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Photo: © Juan Sagardia 22.10.2015

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Photo: © Juan Sagardia 23.10.2015

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Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva (1,2,3)
(1) Illes Balears. On 17.10 a 1w bird was trapped and ringed at Illa de l'Aire, Menorca (Marina Pons et al / SOM). See two thumbnails here

(2) Pontevedra On 24.10 a bird was found at Bajada a Con Negro, O Grove, Pontevedra (Xurxo Piñeiro)

(3) Illes Balears. On 23.10 one was at Cabrera island, Balearic islands (Maties Rebassa, Pep Manchado, Juan Sagardia, Nacho Castelao, Jus Pérez, José Portillo, Miguel Rouco).

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Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus (1-2)
(1-2) Illes Balears. From 22-25.10 two were at Cabrera island, Balearic islands (Maties Rebassa, Pep Manchado, Juan Sagardia, Nacho Castelao, Jus Pérez, José Portillo, Miguel Rouco)

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Lapland Bunting Calcarius lapponicus (1-2,3,4,5,6)
(1-2) A Coruña. On 1.10 two were at Bares beach, A Coruña (Ricardo Hevia). See a photo below.

Callap

Photo: © Ricardo Hevia 1.10.2015

(3) A Coruña. On 8.10 a bird was found at Herbeira, Cariño, A Coruña (Ricardo Hevia). See a photo below.

Callap

Photo: © Ricardo Hevia 8.10.2015

(4) Asturias. On 10.10 there was one bird at Cabo Peñes, Gozón, Asturies (Xuán Cortés). See three thumbnails here. Perhaps the same bird was seen also there on 16.10 (Manuel Quintana). See a thumbnail of the bird in flight here.

(5) A Coruña. On 20.10 a bird was seen at As Pontes, A Coruña (Pablo Pita)

n(6) A Coruña. On 28.10 an individual was seen at Villarube, Valdoviño, A Coruña (Ricardo Hevia)

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topoBOBOLINK Dolichonyx oryzivorus (1) 2ND FOR THE CANARIES AND SPAIN
(1) Lanzarote. The bird found on 30.9 was seen and photographed the following day at Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote (Francisco Javier García Vargas). Later in the day photographed too (David Pérez). . See THIS SPECIAL PAGE HERE WITH LOTS OF INFORMATION AND PHOTOS. Seen again on 2.10 (Francisco Javier García Vargas, Julio Rodríguez, Antonio Unquiles) and 4.10 (Antonio Portales). Still around on 5.10 (Francisco Javier García Vargas, Carlos Moreno, Gustavo Tejera)

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Photo: © Francisco Javier García Vargas 2.10.2015

 

 


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The Yellow-browed Warbler at Mallorca on 2.10 (Josep Manchado)
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The Yellow-browed Warbler ringed at Amer, Girona on 4.10 (Grabi de Jesús)
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The Demoiselle Crane at Cádiz on 2.10 (José María Fernández Zapata)
Callap
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The Lapland Bunting at Cabo Peñes, Asturies on 10.10 (Xuán Cortés).
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The Ruppell's Vulture at Bolonia, Cádiz on 10.10 (Juan Sagardia)
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The escaped Steppe Eagle that flwew 400 km until it reached the Mediterranean coast at Mont-roig del Camp, Tarragona (Màrius Domingo/CAR)
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The 4th for Galicia Lesser Whitethroat on 5.5 at Bares, A Coruña (Antonio Martínez Pernas)
Cirmac
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The juv/1w Pallid Harrier at El Hondo, Alicante on 6.10 afternoon (Tomás García)
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The Yellow-browed Warbler at La Gallinera, PN Aiguamolls on 5.10 (Fran Trabalón)
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Another image of one of the two Yellow-browed Warblers at Albufera de Valencia on 6.10 (Guillermo García)
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The Yellow-browed Warbler found at Madrid on 9.10 as on 11.10 (José Ramón Martín)
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The Yellow-browed Warbler ringed on 11.10 at Picassent, Valencia (Pedro Marín)
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The Yellow-browed Warbler seen on 11.10 at Remolar lagoon, Viladecans, Barcelona (Eio Ramón)
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Ficpar
The ringed Red-breasted Flycatcher at illa de l'Aire, Menorca as on 17.10 (Marina Pons/SOM)
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The Yellow-browed Warbler seen at Pals, Girona on 15.10 (Víctor Estrada)
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The Lesser Spotted Eagle at Mallorca on 12.10 (Lalo Ventoso)
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The 2nd Yellow-browed Warbler seen at Vigo town, Pontevedra, as on 15.10 (Tito Salvadores)
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The Yellow-browed Warbler seen at La Catalana, Sant Adrià de Besòs, Barcelona which was still around on 17.10 (Joan Ferrer)
Larcac
Larcac
The Caspian Gull off Asturias on 12.10 (Albert Cama)
Calmel
The Pectoral Sandpiper at Lanzarote on 13.10 (F.Javier García Vargas)
Callap
The adult Lapland bunting at Cabo Peñes, Asturies on 16.10 (Manuel Quintana)
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The Yellow-browed Warbler at Algar river, Alicante on 18.10 (Miguel Angel Andrés)
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The presumed returning individual Long-legged Buzzard at Ojuelos, Sevilla as on 15.10 (two above, J.L.Anguita) and on 24.10 (Paco Chiclana).
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The 1st Yellow-browed Warbler ringed this month at Isla Grosa, Murcia (J.A.Barba)
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One of the two birds seen at tancat de la Pipa, l'Albufera de València on 21.10 (Pablo Vera)
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The 2nd Yellow-browed Warbler ringed this month at Isla Grosa, Murcia (J.A.Barba)
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The White-rumped Sandiper at Gran Canaria still around on 24.10 (Miguel Avelino Suárez)
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The Yellow-browed Warbler at Xeraco, Valencia, on 29.10 (Pau Lucio)
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The Yellow-browed Warbler relocated at Sevilla park, where photographed and videotaped (Alberto Plata)
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The Desert Wheatear at Cariño (Fernando Pereiras)
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The Red-breadsted Goose at Ponteceso, A Coruña (Fernando Pereiras)
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The American Herring Gull 'Barrilete' at Lires beach, A Coruña, 31.10 (Fernando Pereiras)
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One of the two Rüppell's Vultures at El Cabrito on 29.10 (Javier Elorriaga/Birding the Strait)
 

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